Oct 1, 2012 6:00pm EDT
for the largest revamp of america's healthcare system since the 1960's. in the near term, the court is expected to hear cases on a number of highly contentious issues, ranging from affirmative action and same-sex marriage, to corporate accountability for international human rights violations, and phone rights. john roberts cast the final vote for the health care act, raising questions about whether the conservative justice will continue to ally himself with more liberal elements of the bench. oral arguments today will be the first public session since the justices delivered the healthcare ruling in june. to talk about the significance of the case before the court, we are joined by the presidents f for alliance for justice. talk about the last decision, the last time the justices were together, what does it mean, it significant? particularly, justice roberts' vote? >> good morning. it is a tree to be here. i am one of your most loyal fans. last year, we had a blockbuster case with the court deciding the constitutionality of president obama's health care law. to many, the decision was a surprise.
Sep 26, 2012 6:00pm EDT
have any rights to healthcare. you have a situation of increasing poverty in spain. that is the way that portugal and greece have gone as well. on the other hand, you have a loss of faith in the institutions. our finance minister was the head of lehman brothers when it collapsed. the former head of the imf who also was a finance minister under a banking giant that is now being bailed out to the tune of 23 billion euros. >> can you say something about ise role in the housing cris in particular? >> basically, he was asked to handle this banking giant. it was basically several banks rolled into one that became this banking giant. he was asked to manage it. what happened was this banking giant basically had lent a lot of money to building companies that could not pay back the loans. and it also was landing and a lot of money to people who were mortgaging houses who could not return the money. it dug in south into a huge financial hole while at the same time not informing the government or the bank of spain or the right institutions. by the time he quit, it was asking for this huge publi